Stress hydrique Maroc : Analyse Banque Mondiale

Le dernier rapport de suivi de la situation économique de la Banque Mondiale aborde, entre autres, le thème de la rareté de l’eau au Maroc spécialement au Chapitre 3. Ce qu’il faut retenir en gros : Ressources hydriques de plus en rares avec une possibilité d’aggravation de la situation dans les prochaines annéesPuisque 80% de l’eau … Continue reading Stress hydrique Maroc : Analyse Banque Mondiale

22ème édition des rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence

Des débats de très bonne facture organisés la semaine dernière lors de la 22ème édition des rencontres Économiques d'Aix-en-Provence. Sous le thème « Réussir les transformations du monde », plusieurs sujets d’actualité sont discutés par 350 intervenants notamment, l’inflation, la transition écologique, la régulation des GAFAM, la souveraineté alimentaire ainsi que le nouvel ordre mondial. Pour accéder … Continue reading 22ème édition des rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence

Blue Skies, Blue Seas : Air Pollution, Marine Plastics, and Coastal Erosion in the Middle East and North Africa

Very timely book by the World Bank on Air Pollution, Marine Plastics, and Coastal Erosion in MENA. Unfortunately, 1) MENA’s cities are on average more than 5 times as air-polluted as recommended by WHO guidelines.  2) MENA’s seas are amongst the most plastics-polluted internationally and 3) in Maghreb region, coastal erosion is about 10 times … Continue reading Blue Skies, Blue Seas : Air Pollution, Marine Plastics, and Coastal Erosion in the Middle East and North Africa

Crise de l’eau en France. Quid du Maghreb ?

A entendre ce débat surréaliste sur les records de température et sur la pénurie de l’eau en France actuellement, on a l’impression qu’il s’agit d’un film de science-fiction. La vitesse avec laquelle le changement climatique se manifeste dans des régions qui semblaient jusque-là être épargnées est impressionnante. Si tel est le problème en France que … Continue reading Crise de l’eau en France. Quid du Maghreb ?

How Big Finance Can Scale Up Sustainability

Three recommendations to address the funding challenge for sustainable projects:- First, pooling many smaller sustainable projects into one that has enough critical mass to be relevant through securitization- Second, reducing the complexity of key transaction terms and make it easier to design and negotiate the specifics of instruments used to invest in sustainable projects through … Continue reading How Big Finance Can Scale Up Sustainability

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022

This report by the World Bank provides an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing instruments around the world, including international, national and subnational initiatives. It also investigates trends surrounding the development and implementation of carbon pricing instruments and how they could accelerate the delivery of long-term mitigation goals. Specifically, this includes the use … Continue reading State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022

Don’t look up : Transforming the Amazon forest from a lung to a chimney

It is supposed to be the earth lung, but the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb. Put differently, it is a source of CO2, rather than a sink! Reasons: Most of the emissions are caused by fires, many deliberately set to clear land for beef and soy … Continue reading Don’t look up : Transforming the Amazon forest from a lung to a chimney

Arab pension funds and ESG engagement

This report produced by the AMF and UNDP summarizes the results of a regional survey of Arab pension funds and their current level of engagement with Environment, Social and Governance. As for climate risks and opportunities integration, the road is still long. That’s why recommendations include, among others, adopting TCFD guidelines and developing internal capacity … Continue reading Arab pension funds and ESG engagement